Teaching Sign Language to your children
Experts state that infants as young as six months old may recall a sign. By eight months, toddlers may begin to sign single words and copy gestures, and by 24 months, children can sign complex phrases and complete sentences. The children in the preschools have started learning sign language.
Although there are some claims that studying sign language may cause delays in speaking, research has proven this idea wrong and proven that it can help with speech development. Those who learn sign language sign earlier, while others do not. In some environments, it has been found that learning sign language can help youngsters. Children who learn sign language as newborns tend to be helped later in life. A wide range of studies has discovered that sign language gives young children a method to express themselves before they are able to talk, allowing for better communication with their parents, better bonding, and the capability to let others know that they are in pain or need to eat.
More long-term advantages are:
· Reinforces knowledge about themes like animals and ABCs.
· The learning has higher memory retention since muscle memory and additional senses are engaged.
· They improve their awareness of social cues from both themselves and others
· A greater command of the language, allowing them to produce more complex phrases
· Higher reading comprehension levels in the past
In addition to the numerous cognitive advantages of using sign language with infants, it is thought that they will experience benefits in self-confidence and esteem. Feelings of rage owing to an inability to speak may not arise as often. Having the ability to sign might save a child's life if he or she is agitated enough to not be able to talk effectively. The earlier babies are exposed to signing, the better they are able to develop their language and thinking skills. In contrast to other children who still scream for what they want, signing infants are learning how to speak short phrases and sentences.
Parents have realized that their hearing children benefit much from being fluent in sign language in many scenarios. You may help your kids to remember what they learn in preschool by using those signs at home. Sign language will continue to be taught to hearing youngsters, as it has so many benefits.